If a file is stored on a network share (I:\, and other network "drives" that may be found under My Computer) this file can be rolled back to a previous version, provided that the file has been through at least one backup cycle. Backups happen at noon, midnight, 7AM and 7PM daily.
Each backup is kept for four weeks. Because of this, in the event of data loss, there's a very good chance that there will be some data to recover. You can use this feature to save individual files, or even whole folders.
Recover previous versions of your shared folders
- Open the folder you are seeking to recover previous versions.
- Right-click the folder and select Properties.
- In the Properties dialog box, choose the Previous Versions tab.
- In the center of this tab, a box shows the dates of backups available for restoration.
- On this list of dates available, click the backup date for the folder you are looking to restore to.
- Click the Open button to open the previous version of this folder.
- DO NOT HIT RESTORE
- You will be able to move, copy, and paste the folder and contents as normally expected.
- The "Previous Versions" function is only available on files that are saved to specific network drives.
- Files that are saved locally (C:\ drives) cannot use this functionality.
- Currently, the H: and I: shares are the only network share drives supporting the "Previous Versions" functionality.
- Individual departments may have specific network shares assigned to them that may support this functionality as well.